Sparc64 doesn't care about you, and you shouldn't care about Sparc64

Mark Linimon linimon at
Mon Aug 8 18:49:28 UTC 2016

On Fri, Aug 05, 2016 at 08:32:36AM -0700, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
> If you care, then give donations to the FreeBSD Foundation, and say
> you want/need sparc64 and/or sun4v support...

>From what I've been told, the Foundation isn't really interested in
putting resources towards sparc64 support.

fwiw, I have a stack of machines that I would donate if there were some
place to host them.  (I was able to acquire them inexpensively from my
last employer; more such machines show up now and then).

>From time to time I build packages on one of them.  If there is interest
I will poke at making some for 11.0.  Given the electricity cost (figure
$25/server/mo) I'm not too interested in leaving them on 24x7.

Especially in the Texas summers.


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